HAZMAT Medical Life Support – Basic Provider Course
Date: 25 – 26 Feb 2016 (1.5 days)
Venue: Institute for Medical Simulation and Education
Emergency Physicians and Medical Officers posted to ED; Emergency Nurses; Doctors and Nurses from inpatient departments and other health care facilities who may be called out to the incident site as part of a medical team; Paramedics and Ambulance Officers
The Hazmat Medical Life Support Program – Basic Provider Course aims to provide education and training for medical, nursing and paramedical staff who may be called upon to respond and deal with a Hazmat incident. It provides a clinical approach to the triage, diagnosis and treatment to the emergency department (ED) of hospitals.
- To educate and train first responders on the effects of hazardous chemicals on man.
- To teach effective triage schemes and to prioritize the management of mass casualties in a Hazmat incident.
- To provide standardized treatment for a Hazmat casualty.
- Basic Toxicology Principles
- Clinical Effects from Chemical Agent & Industrial Hazmat Exposure
- Triage, Evaluation & Treatment of Chemical Warfare Agent & Industrial Hazmat Casualties
- The Clinical and Operational Approach to a Hazmat Casualty
- Practical Skills Station
- Hazmat Medical Response System
- Life Support Issues in Hazmat Casualties
- Care of the Contaminated Wound
- The Paediatric Hazmat Casualty
- Exposure to Biological Agents
- Clinical Effects and Management following Nuclear/Radiation exposure
How can you contribute after attending the course?
- Be part of the field medical team sent out from your hospital to the disaster site.
- To provide on site medical and nursing care to Hazmat casualties.
- Able to, if required, triage, evaluate and manage Hazmat casualties prior to decontamination at the disaster site.
- Able to serve at the triage point of hospital decontamination stations triaging contaminated casualties.
- Able to provide triages and initial management of Hazmat casualties in the emergency department following decontamination.
25th February 2016 – Morning
- Introduction and historical perspectives
- Basic toxicological principles
- Clinical effects from industrial chemical exposure and triage, evaluation, and treatment of industrial chemical casualties
- Clinical effects of chemical warfare agent exposure and triage, evaluation, and treatment of chemical warfare agent casualties
- Skill stations
25th February 2016 – Afternoon
- Hazmat medical response system
- Approach to the Hazmat casualty: triage, evaluation and treatment of chemical casualties
- Personal protective equipment and decontamination
- Provision of life support to a Hazmat casualty and management of open wounds
- Hazmat and the paediatric patient
- Skill stations
26th February 2016 – Morning
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- Large scale radiation emergency management
- Biological warfare agents
- Skills stations